1923 in film

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The year 1923 in film involved many significant films.

Events[edit]

Highest-grossing films[edit]

The top 10 films released in 1923 by U.S. gross are as follows:[1]

Highest-grossing films of 1923
Rank Title Studio U.S. gross
1 The Covered Wagon Paramount Pictures $3,800,000[2]
2 The Ten Commandments Paramount Pictures $3,400,000[3]
3 The Hunchback of Notre Dame Universal Pictures $1,500,000
4 Safety Last! Pathé Exchange $1,500,000
5 Daddy Associated First National Pictures
6 Homeward Bound Paramount Pictures
7 The Ne'er-Do-Well Paramount Pictures
8 The Pilgrim Associated First National Pictures

Notable films released in 1923[edit]

American films unless stated otherwise

Short film series[edit]

Animated short film series[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • January 18 – Wallace Reid American actor (born 1892)
  • March 26 - Sarah Bernhardt, French actress (born 1844)
  • May 21 - Charles Kent, veteran actor & director born (1852)
  • June 11 - Porter Strong, American silent film actor
  • June 17 - Macey Harlan, screen actor (born 1876)
  • July 12 - Harry Lonsdale, stage & screen actor (born 1865)
  • July 30 - Charles Hawtrey, veteran British actor (born 1858)
  • August 29 - Bernard Durning, American actor and director, (born 1893)
  • September 26 - Jerome Patrick, Broadway stage & silent film leading man (born 1883)
  • October 28 - Joe Roberts, American actor (born 1871)
  • November 20 - Allen Holubar, silent film actor and director
  • November 30 - Martha Mansfield, American actress (born 1899)
  • December 28 - Frank Hayes, American actor & comedian (born 1871)

Film debuts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1923 Yearly Box Office Results" (PDF). Retrieved November 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ The Covered Wagon (1923 film), [1], website of The Internet Movie Database, Retrieved 6 June 2010
  3. ^ Shepherd, David J. (2010). The Bible on Silent Film: Spectacle, Story and Scripture in the Early Cinema. Cambridge University Press. p. 276.